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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions 2019-09-05 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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Jardine Lloyd Thompson hit with second class action over excessive premiums
Insurance 2019-09-03 9:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson is facing a second class action on behalf of local councils claiming it charged inflated premiums. Law firm Quinn Emanuel […]

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3A Composites challenges commonality in cladding class action
Class Actions 2019-08-27 9:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

3A Composites has slammed the pleadings in a class action against it over allegedly combustible cladding, questioning whether the stated common issues are actually common […]

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Court’s ‘auction’ approach in GetSwift slammed in bid to revive AMP class action
Appeals 2019-08-26 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The barrister leading an appeal seeking to revive Quinn Emanuel’s fees for no service class action against AMP has criticised the approach taken in the […]

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Grocon wins right to appeal $13.9M judgment in Dexus lease dispute
Real Estate 2019-08-21 2:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

Grocon has won the right to appeal a $13.9 million interlocutory judgment in an ongoing lease dispute with property management firm Dexus, amid concerns that […]

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‘This is why I hate categories of discovery’: Judge won’t let ASIC have another year of GetSwift docs
Class Actions 2019-08-20 9:43 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing proceedings brought against logistics company GetSwift has refused the corporate regulator’s request for another year’s worth of documents, saying it could effectively […]

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Two firms, one funder out after judge consolidates RCR Tomlinson class actions
Class Actions 2019-08-15 10:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

Law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will push forward with an investor class action against failed engineering company RCR Tomlinson on its own, with […]

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Cladding maker 3A Composites points finger at third parties in class action defence
Class Actions 2019-08-13 6:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites has denied that its cladding is unsafe and caused class members loss and damage, instead pointing the finger at unknown […]

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Judge warns RCR Tomlinson class actions to ‘get their act together’, says litigation funding ‘not rocket science’
Class Actions 2019-08-09 8:04 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in three competing RCR Tomlinson shareholder class actions have been told to “get their act together” by the judge who forcibly consolidated their […]

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$6M Bank of Queensland class action settlement one claim under insurance policy, appeals court says
Insurance 2019-08-06 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has found insurers AIG Australia and Catlin Australia have to cover part of a $6 million settlement agreed to by Bank of […]

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